Dr. D. James Kennedy Retires

Dr. D. James Kennedy has retired as senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Kennedy, 76, preached his last sermon from the pulpit of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve 2006. He suffered a cardiac arrest four days later and has since been unable to return to the pulpit. A tribute worship service honoring the extensive ministry of Dr. Kennedy will be held in the main sanctuary of the church at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 23.

I took Evangelism Explosion training at Coral Ridge back when I lived in South Florida. Dr. Kennedy taught some of the sessions, and I was impressed to learn that he still went out on visitation every week with the evangelism teams from his church.

Update: Rick Phillips shares a nice tribute to Dr. Kennedy over at Reformation 21.

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  1. Barrie says:

    I had some sadness when I read the article about Dr. Kennedy. He has made a huge impact on Evangelism both here in south Florida and around the world. I hope that he will enjoy the rest of his life with his family. Coral Ridge will definitely miss him but he has built a really strong church there and they will do fine. Thank you Dr. Kennedy for your faithfulness to Christ and his word.

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